Stories from my little corner of the world, the South. Some are from the present, some from the past...but all are from my heart.

They reflect my thoughts and views, my musing about the world, and each carries with it a bit of my heart
and soul.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

What Lies Beneath

What lies beneath our brain~
That gray matter of thought and reason
the inner sanctum of our humanness
where decisions are molded
and ideas born at random
where creativity hibernates
and aspirations hide
only coming out at night
to dance among our dreams?

What lies beneath our beating hearts
beneath the sheathed muscled epicenter
of emotion where love and lust reside,
sometimes in tandem,
sometimes askew...
this visceral place where
we ache with grief
and love with abandon
where despair is hidden
but hope arises?

What beauty lies within our soul~
it's butterfly wings flapping,
longing for enlightenment
but trapped by convention and society
that ephemeral being we are 
yet daily struggle to remember, 
the whys and hows
of where we came from
and how to find the key
to open the door to inner ourselves.

What lies beneath our outward fa├žade?
The one we show the world even as
it cages our true heart’s desire
doing what is “expected”
rather than what we want.
What lies beneath it all
waiting to be discovered,
recognized, remembered,
and embraced.

That is the true reason we are here...
to unearth what lies beneath.

Rose S. Williams©Southernstoryteller-2013


  1. Rose, I love this. Resonates strongly with my own incantations to myself: Look beyond and dive deeper. :)

    1. Thanks Deb, knowing the enlightened soul-searcher you are, I am greatly appreciative of your comment! :)